CyberSecure My Business™ is a comprehensive national program led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help businesses of all sizes learn to be safer and more secure online.
Learn how to help keep your business secure with this newsletter. This month, we’re highlighting upcoming workshops and webinars along with recent news story lines such as why employee negligence is the biggest risk to U.S. businesses, how scammers are tricking businesses with credit card processing deals and much more.
CyberSecure My Business Workshop, Boise, ID
Courtyard by Marriott Boise West | July 24, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Every business ‒ large or small, for-profit or nonprofit ‒ holds data that has value. The best practices for protecting online accounts are the same for any type of organization. Join us to hear from experts on how to keep your online business data safe from cyber threats and what to do if your business has been a victim of cybercrime.
CyberSecure My Business Webinar – Email Authentication Basics
Virtual/Online | Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Join NCSA and our partners to learn about how to protect yourself and your business with basic email authentication. What is it? How do you do it? How do you set up company-wide guidelines? Resources are available to help you improve the cybersecurity of your business.
Business-Focused Cybersecurity News and Announcements
A Small Manufacturer Solves the Cybersecurity Puzzle
A small, family-owned manufacturing company needed to comply with Department of Defense federal contracting regulations and used the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and their local Manufacturing Extension Partnership to improve their security practices.
Credit Card Processing “Deals” May Be Scams
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
If you’re have a small business, you probably need a way for people to pay you – and ways to lower your costs. Scammers have been working both of those angles, promising businesses that they can save on leases of credit card processing equipment. They’ve also been promising “any time” cancellation policies.
VIDEO: Cisco Live 2018: How Small Businesses Can Overcome Cybersecurity Challenges
Small businesses do not have the technical, legal or financial resources that larger companies have but still have to protect their data and devices. So how do you do it? This Cisco Live video covers some practical steps small organizations with limited resources can take to improve their cybersecurity.
How to Find a Qualified Cybersecurity Consultant
Business News Daily
Often, the best strategy for small businesses to improve their cybersecurity is working with a cybersecurity consultant vs. hiring a full-time security specialist. What questions should you ask in an interview? Where do you find them? This article shares some great insights from the Infosec Institute to help you identify a potential consultant.
The biggest cybersecurity risk to US businesses is employee negligence, study says
“Employee negligence is the main cause of data breaches, according to a state of the industry report by Shred-it, an information security company. The report found that 47 percent of business leaders said human error, such as accidental loss of a device or document by an employee, had caused a data breach at their organization.” In addition to providing an overview of the risk, this article showcase actions an organization can put into effect right away to reduce employee negligence.
In Case You Missed It
On June 10, NCSA hosted a webinar on assessing the vendor security. Experts from NIST, the FTC, Trend Micro and PCI Security Standards Council presented information to help small businesses determine whether a vendor is right for them and the risks that come with using third party organizations. Watch it here.
Opportunity to Sponsor
Is your business interested in joining NCSA as a national sponsor of the CyberSecure My Business program? Learn more from Daniel Eliot, Director of Small Business Programs ([email protected]).
CyberSecure My Business™ Contributing Sponsors